Iain has been talking about Coldplay this week through the lens of his activity on the band’s message board. Have you also ever been part of a music-related message board or community?
Answer this post or re-blog if you want to let me know, and if there’s interesting feedback I’ll gather and post it as bonus content tomorrow.
Any particular memories or stories you have to share?
Conforce - 24EP (Gesloten Cirkel remix)
it’s one of my fav remixes of the year, yumm
Coheed And Cambria will be releasing “Key Entity Extraction I: Domino the Destitute” as their first single. Check out the artwork below by clicking “Read More.”
InShape 2.0 landing at Shapeways this weekend…
Our VP of Engineering Josh Levine shares what’s in store for Shapeways this weekend and moving forward:
Last month, we announced that we have taken on a seemingly impossible task: to rebuild the architecture of Shapeways.com. Over the past few months, all of us at Shapeways have contributed to this massive undertaking and through hard work, determination, and a lot of listening to our customers, the time has come to reveal the fruits of our labor!
Notice the little man standing next to this massive 200 ton stone in the temple Baalbek. This stone is a metaphor for ~60% of our current software architecture. Most of what you’d like us to build involves moving the “little” stones (several tons each!) laid neatly beneath the 200 ton monster.
Tonight we are rolling out a major milestone for Shapeways - internally this project is called Inshape 2.0. Tonight, we’re moving the 200 ton monster.
Inshape 2.0 completely replaces our back-end systems for Order Placement and Order Fulfillment systems with up-to-date, state-of-the-art technology and processes. In the past we have had to hold off on so many great ideas from the community - 99% of that is washed away with this release. We anticipate faster turnaround times on orders, and on improvements to our systems.
You may not notice at first, but we’ve done our best to extend goodness to you guys right away.
With Store Credit, we take care of all your coupon codes and pack them neatly into an available balance on your account so you do not have to rummage through your email to find codes. This will surely improve your experience, especially for folks who have purchased or receivedShapeways Gift Cards.
Faster Model Processing
All uploads will be processed faster and the feedback you will get as a designer will include more appropriate and helpful content so you can get your designs ready to print. We haven’t lifted any of the size limits just yet as we break in our new systems, but we are quickly moving towards many upload experience improvements that were not possible with our previous infrastructure.
Improved Order Tracking and Visibility
We have taken an audit of every email our system sends during the Order Placement and Fulfillment process and improved them all. We are hoping that you find your new order updates and sales updates informative and timely, and we welcome any and all feedback on how to provide a higher level of service, especially when models cannot be printed and get rejected.
A Personal Note from Christian Arca, Senior Product Manager at Shapeways
There are moments in life when you feel proud about the work you have accomplished. To say that every one of us who have worked on Inshape 2.0 are proud of the work we’ve done would be an understatement. Without exaggerating even a little bit, it’s safe to say that with Inshape 2.0 we’re making history. This milestone is not just store credit, faster model processing, or improved order tracking and visibility. It’s a promise to you, our customers, community, colleagues, and friends and family that we will continuously work to make Shapeways the best service we possibly can. Inshape 2.0 has revealed how every one of our departments interacts with each other and ultimately ends with a better experience for you. We love you and what you have helped us to become.
blink-182 have hoped to tour Australia since their reunion, but Travis Barker’s refusal to fly after his near-death experience has kept the band grounded. Barker has now confirmed that blink-182 will be touring Australia in February without him on drums and will be enlisting a fill-in for the tour. The timing of a tour in February also hints at Soundwave Festival, but nothing has been confirmed. Check out what Barker said below by clicking “Read More.”
Mark Hoppus Lays blink-182 Break Up Rumors To Rest
For several months Mark Handforth sculptures, including Blackbird, shown above and as installed here, have been on view outside the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Yesterday the museum de-installed them and shared photos of the takedown via Twitter and Instragram.
Handforth was my guest on Episode No. 11 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast on the occasion of his Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami survey exhibition, “Mark Handforth: Rolling Stop.”
Handforth’s work has been exhibited all over the world, including at the MCA Chicago and before that at the Hirshhorn, the Whitney, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hammer, in New York’s Central Park and in France, Norway, Ireland and Switzerland. A Brit who came to the United States and immediately found himself awed by our urban and freeway infrastructures, his work is big, often funny, and is thoroughly informed by an outsider’s experience of America.
To download the program directly to your PC/mobile device, click here. To download or subscribe to The Modern Art Notes Podcast via iTunes, click here. To subscribe to The MAN Podcast’s RSS feed, click here. To see images of artworks discussed on the show, visit Modern Art Notes.
Fun, forty, and fabulous. And she never holds her tongue.
Sofia Vergara turns 40 today. Not that she looks anywhere close to that age. What better way to celebrate this special day than by combing through past interviews and plucking some of the most outrageous things that have slipped from Vergara’s mouth?